RT Video/DVD DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 25263987 LA Closed captioned for the hearing impaired. T1 The Iron road A1 Goodwin, Neil., McCullough, David G., Ancker, Leif., WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.), Peace River Films., PBS Video., PB PBS Video PP Alexandria, VA YR 1990 AB With the discovery of gold in California in 1849, fortune hunters poured into the western United States so fast that California was added to the union as a state in 1850. But the rich and expansive territory of California was a whole continent away from the existing seat of government and industry in the United States. This is the story of the completion of the transcontinental railroad which reduced the cross-country trip from several months to just nine and one half days, and meant for the first time that the United States was truly united.